INDAR SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1894-1921), one of the Akālī reformers who fell martyr at Nankāṇā Sāhib during the reformation of the holy shrines there, was born in 1894, the son of Bhāī Mahitāb Siṅgh and Māī Ichchhar Kaur of the village of Ḍarolī in Jalandhar district. The family later shifted to Shāhkoṭ, a small town in Sheikhūpurā district in the newly developed Lower Chenāb Canal Colony where he earned a modest income as a draper-cum-tailor. As the movement for Gurdwārā reform was picking up momentum towards the end of the second decade of the 20th century, he turned an Akālī and took part in the liberation of Gurdwārā Bābe dī Ber on 4-5 October 1920. He was also present on the occasion of the occupation of Srī Akāl Takht by the Panth on 12 October 1920, and later participated in the liberation of Gurdwārā Kharā Saudā and the one at Gojrā. He joined Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī's column to have the Gurdwārā Janam Asthān released. He fell a victim to a bullet shot on 20 February 1921.

         Bhāī Indar Siṅgh was survived by his mother, wife and two minor sons. A pension of Rs 20 per month was granted to them by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, who also discharged the family debt of Rs 1000.


    Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Siṅgh, Shahīdī Jīvan. Nankana Sahib, 1938

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī